Well, it’s October (wow, that came fast). So that means that one thing… No not Halloween. No, not cool weather and beautiful fall colors. It’s Feast of Blades! Let’s jump right in and talk about what this weekend of gaming has in store for you all who are planning on attending.
First things first let’s get the links up, shall we:
When: Denver, CO OCT 26-28
Where: Red Lion 4040 Quebec Denver Co 80216
Contact: [email protected]
Ok, with all that out of the way. Let’s get on to the good part. This year at Feast of Blades we have done our damnedest to provide something for everyone. We understand that people don’t all like competitive tournaments, and that some people love them. We know many people just want to come for the atmosphere, This year we feel approached the event with a ‘your hobby, my hobby OUR hobby!’ mentality so everyone can have a great weekend of wargaming!
|Hundreds of purity seals have been
made for you to earn!
This year the purity seals achievement system is back with a vengeance and our raffle is even better! Also, we have made a change to the swag system. Instead of having little sandwich baggies with barley anything in them we will have swag masters that will patrol the gaming floor handing out thousands in FREE swag. Things like template sets, squad boxes and fine cast models as well as large bits bags will be given out. If swag is vital to you we have created our “Premier Swag Bag,” it has $200 in value with actual gaming items, for $75, hurry though cause they are almost all sold out.
Friday is supposed to be the day of relaxed fun, most people fly in starting Thursday night and trickle in all through Friday. This night you shouldn’t leave the hotel, you should stay in and participate in our myriad of great events. For details click here
- – Wounded Warrior Charity doubles tournament: Raise money for an amazing charity by buying re-rools, and assets to use in game.
- -Warmachine 50 point soft core tournament: 1 list, death clock, close quarters, kill box, assassination
- – Warmachine: Western Immoren continental tour: narrative event
- – Armies on Parade: Four categories and four $300 Grex Airbrushes up for grabs for each winner, not to mention the medals for winners.
- – Demo, demo, demo!: Our staff will man 14+ Demo tables all night long. For each time you play a demo game we will give you a ticket in our super awesome raffle!
- – 10 best video arcade games of all time: We will have the top 10 video arcade games of all time on free play all weekend long, want to do an impromptu Mortal Kombat tournament? SURE!
- – Costume Contest: We are on the weekend before Halloween, so let’s do something cool. Several categories and prizes for winners! Don’t be bashful, nerd out!
- – Vendors: Our 10 separate vendors will be on hand to take care of all your gaming needs.
- – Qual by Fire: last chance (free w/ badge) qualifier for the Invitational beginning the next day
- – Banner Competition: Show your store/ group pride, prizes for best banner
- – Blogger Live panel: Ask all your favorite bloggers from BOLS, Jawaballs, 3++, Stricktly average, Spikey Bits and many others all the questions that have been racking your mind. Get to know the people behind the computers.
- – Behind the curtain: The truth about war-games design philosophy (Seminar): (Free w/ badge) Mack martin, Games Designer will be going over all the dirty secrets to how a game gets designed. “Why is there in-balance?” “What about tournament rules?” “What is more important, sales or balance?” all of it will be answered in this attendee only seminar. There will be Q and A.
- – Open gaming till ??:??am: Want to play beer hammer with your buddies till 3am, great! Just wake us up when you’re done so we can lock up 😉 Who knows, maybe we will start an ALL TANK FLOOR-BATTLE!
|40 of these medals are able to be won by
playing, sportsmanship, and painting.
- 40k Invitational: Honour your chapter! Take names, and be the best of the best of the over 2000 players who attended qualifiers nationwide. (4 rounds)
- 40k open: Casual “hobbyist” event with almost 50% soft scores and theme scoring. Allows forgeworld “40,000 approved units” (3 rounds).
- 40k Narrative: Pit yourself against the house army of Necrons and raise the Tomb world!
- Warmachine: 50 pt steamroller
- Warmachine: Western Immoren Continental tour
- Warhammer Fantasy
- Flames of War: Late war
- Team Bar Trivia: Think you know the fluff? Prove it! Meet in the hotel bar for a traditional ‘bar trivia night.’
- Vendors: More good stuff from great companies!
- PAINT AND TAKE: Check this event out! FREE! Sponsored by Blue Table Painting. 80 Boxes of Imperial Guardsmen will be made available. Paint a squad from start to finish to have it judged in a painting competition. You will be given 2 hours to finish and enter… KEEP YOUR MODELS!!! We will run 2 heats of 40 people 7-9 pm and 9-11pm.
- Open gaming: We may not stay up until the crack of dawn, but we’re more than happy to let you play a bit.
- 40k Invitational (3 rounds)
- 40k Open (3 rounds)
- 40k Narrative
- Warmachine: 50 pt masters
- Warmachine: Flanks for the memories 35 pt
- Flames of war: Large game
The BoLS crew will be at Feast of Blades in force. Some playing for the trophies, some just to hob-nobing around and enjoying the narrative and hobby events. See you all there!